This historical and cultural tour in the central region of Mongolia covers many of the most important sites in the country, including valleys inhabited by Mongolia’s most famous hero, Genghis Khan, and by Zanabazar, the first in a line of reincarnate Lamas who were religious and secular leaders until the Mongolian Revolution in 1921.
Circular route starts in Ulaanbaatar and goes south west to Arkhangai province.
Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Drive to Tsonjiin Boldog to see the 'Genghis Khan' Complex, largest horse statue in the world. Visit the small museum attached with exhibits from the Bronze Age and Xiongnu period of Mongolian history. Afternoon visit 'Chojin Lam' temple museum, occupied until 1908 by the brother of the eigth Bogd Khan . Overnight hotel.
Drive south to the Orkhon Valley, stopping to visit 'Shankh' monastery, founded in 1647 by Zanabazar, the first Bogd Khan and head of Tibbetan Buddhism in Mongolia. Overnight ger camp at Uurtiin Tokhoi cliff nearby a most scenic viewpoint of the Orkhon river canyon.
Cross to the other side of the river and climb up to 'Tuvkhun Khiid' temple, established by Zanabazar in 1648 on a mountainside above the Orkhon Valley. Afternoon drive further along the valley to the Orkhon waterfall. Overnight ger camp.
Drive to Kharkhorin, the original centre of Buddhism in Mongolia and the place chosen by Genghis Khan as his capital. Visit 'Erdene Zuu' monastery, the Kharkhorin museum and the King’s Monument on a hill overlooking the town. Overnight ger camp.
Drive to Khotont village and visit 'Khar Balgas', eighth century ruins of a fortified command point and commercial city, typical of the central points along the length of the Silk Road. Continue north to 'Khoshoo Tsaidam' to visit the Gorkturk Museum and Turkish funeral monuments. Overnight ger camp beside Ugii Lake.
Return to Ulaanbaatar via the new 'Millenium Road'. Overnight hotel.
Accommodation in ger camps with toilet and shower facilities
The ger camps are privately owned and facilities vary.
The hiking and riding activities are optional
Maximum daily driving distance 300km
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
We accept other major currencies
All meals (except UB)
3 Nights Hotel (shared twin room)
6 Nights Traditional Ger Camps (shared Ger)
All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
English Speaking Guide
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Genghis Khan silver horse statue
Erdene Zuu monastery
Orkhon river valley
Ancient deer stones and stone men
Tuvkhun monastery built by Zanabazar
Gorturk museum and Turkish funeral monuments
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